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Show love for the Earth this Valentine’s Day

Feb. 6, 2012—Valentine’s Day, February 14, is a day filled with cards, sweets, flowers and gifts. Like many holidays, its celebration can create unintentional environmental side effects, such as the consumption of natural resources and the generation of solid waste. But that doesn’t have to be the case. When showing their affection for each other, Americans tend...

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New Waste Disposal and Recycling Support Service awarded to Waste Management

Feb. 2, 2012—After nearly 30 years with another disposal service, Vanderbilt has awarded the contract for waste disposal and recycling support service to Waste Management, effective January 1. The majority of equipment owned by the previous supplier was replaced with new dumpsters and compactors over the holiday break. Waste Management is now handling all Vanderbilt service requirements...

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Pitch In for RecycleMania

Feb. 1, 2012—Recycling is a positive thing to do all the time, but RecycleMania provides an extra incentive to recycle during the months of February and March. RecycleMania began in 2001 as a friendly competition between two universities to encourage recycling. It has grown to an international competition among over 600 colleges and universities. With recycling bins...

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Vanderbilt Ventures awards re{cycle}, brings bike rental to campus

Jan. 31, 2012—[Originally featured on InsideVandy] by Camille Parker Biking as a means of transportation on campus and around Nashville will now be more accessible to students through a new on-campus bicycle rental business. Starting in mid-March, re{cycle} will offer all undergraduates daily bicycle rental for $10 a day, payable on the Commodore Card. Re{cycle}, a student-led...

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Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review to discuss future of residential renewable energy

Jan. 26, 2012—THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY ANNUAL REVIEW The Future of Energy Law: Residential Renewable Energy By Whom?* When: February 23, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN First 50 in attendance receive a free boxed lunch from Jason’s Deli Featuring: Professor Joel B. Eisen, University of...

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Cumberland Project 2012 Call for Proposals

Jan. 24, 2012—DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2012 RATIONALE Humanity faces a set of intensifying sustainability crises that both fundamentally challenge our understandings of human impacts on the natural world and demand new capacities for averting or coping with environmental change. In this time of urgency and uncertainty, institutions of higher education have a vital role in helping the...

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‘Cultural commons’ focus of writer’s talk at Vanderbilt

Jan. 16, 2012—[Originally published by Vanderbilt News and Communications] by Ann Marie Deer Owens Esteemed writer Lewis Hyde, whose books include Common as Air and The Gift, will speak at Vanderbilt University Jan. 19 as part of the American Studies Sustainability Program. Hyde will address “Defending the Cultural Commons” at 4:10 p.m. in the Black Cultural Center’s...

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Listen: Vandy basketball fans encouraged to recycle

Jan. 9, 2012—Ann Marie Deer Owens, senior public affairs officer for Vanderbilt News and Communications, recently spoke with SEMO staff regarding recycling opportunities available to fans at Vanderbilt men’s and women’s home basketball games.  Commodore fans are encouraged to use large green bins located throughout the concourse in Memorial Gym to recycle their empty plastic bottles, commemorative...

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Jan. 25 Green Bag Luncheon to focus on campus sustainable food options and cooking with herbs

Jan. 4, 2012—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the fifth installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series on Wednesday, January 25 from noon to 1 pm in Sarratt 189.  Join Suzanne Herron of VU Dining for a presentation and discussion on sustainable food options offered in dining establishments...

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RTA increases fare for five bus routes

Jan. 4, 2012—[Originally published by Vanderbilt News and Communications] Effective Jan. 6, 2012, rates will increase for five RTA bus routes: Route 89X Springfield/ Joelton Express Route 91X Franklin/ Brentwood Express Route 92X Gallatin/ Hendersonville Express Route 95X Spring Hill Express Route 96X Nashville/ Murfreesboro Relax & Ride Regular fare (one way) is $4 and not sold...

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Listen: Stay green over the holidays

Dec. 21, 2011—by Ann Marie Deer Owens Many folks look forward to holiday traditions like decorating, shopping and entertaining this time of year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) has put together a list of 15 actions that can tweak your traditions to make them a little greener. Listen to an interview with SEMO staff to...

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Power down before leaving for the holidays

Dec. 11, 2011—If you are going to be away from your office or home for an extended period of time over the holidays, remember to power down before you leave. This is a great opportunity to reduce your energy consumption and environmental impact. If permitted in your area, turn off and unplug your computer, monitor, printer, microwaves,...

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Fauchet named dean at Vanderbilt School of Engineering

Dec. 8, 2011—by Jim Patterson, Vanderbilt News and Communications Philippe Fauchet (University of Rochester) Philippe Fauchet will be the new dean of the school of engineering at Vanderbilt University. Fauchet, currently chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester, begins work at Vanderbilt July 1, pending approval by the Vanderbilt Board...

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Buy holiday gifts from local artists at Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival

Nov. 29, 2011—by Vanderbilt News and Communications The 21st Annual Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival will open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 1-10 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at Sarratt Gallery. The festival will feature handmade items for purchase as well as festive daily events. It benefits the Vanderbilt...

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WeCar vehicle sharing program comes to campus

Nov. 26, 2011—by Vanderbilt News and Communications The Office of Traffic & Parking announced the addition of a new car sharing program to Vanderbilt’s campus as of Nov. 22, 2011. In order to give faculty, staff and students more choices, WeCar, a division of Enterprise, now has five vehicles on campus. One vehicle each is located in...

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